Along with the new UK quad poster for The Box revealed earlier today, we’ve been following along with director Richard Kelly’s week-long guest blog over at MTV. Today he discusses the music for the film composed and performed by Arcade Fire and provides a new clip.
Here’s an excerpt from Richard Kelly’s MTV Guest Blog:
On the night of September 20, 2007 – my producing partner Sean McKittrick and I went to see the now legendary Arcade Fire show at the Hollywood Bowl … I considered them to be one of the most promising rock bands on the planet. After the show I was introduced to Win Butler [and] nervously tried to pitch him the story for “The Box”, then handed him a copy of the script along with a CD of Bernard Herrmann’s score for “Vertigo” as inspiration.
I didn’t expect to hear back for awhile, but sure enough — the next day — Win called me. He and his wife Regine Chassagne had a strong emotional response to the screenplay … So began the long courtship and eventual collaboration with Win Butler, Regine Chassagne and their equally brilliant collaborator Owen Pallett (of the band Final Fantasy) – who officially became the composers of the score for “The Box.”
Off to Toronto I went in October of 2008 to witness four days of strings, brass and percussion recorded at the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) – it was one of the highlights of my entire career seeing these musicians at work. We ended up with more than 80 minutes of music that is as much a character in the film as Norma (Cameron Diaz), Arthur (James Marsden) or Arlington Steward (Frank Langella). The music is in many ways the heart and soul of the picture.
I look forward to audiences discussing the music as part of the theatrical experience – I believe the music alone is absolutely worth the price of admission.
Kelly was equally as enthusiastic about the film’s soundtrack when we saw him last July at the San Diego Comic-Con, and these latest comments just make us that much more excited to see — and hear — The Box. Dig on the new clip below, visit the official The Box website for more, and look for the film in theatres on November 6th.
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